Extreme Fire Danger Rating | Saturday 9 March

Tomorrow, Saturday 9 March 2024, is expected to reach extreme temperatures and has been declared an Extreme Fire Danger Rating day. High temperatures are also expected for Monday 11th March, which means it could be declared another Extreme Fire Danger Rating day.

Extreme Fire Danger Rating

An Extreme Fire Danger rating means:

  • Fires will spread quickly and be extremely dangerous;
  • It is time to check your bushfire plan and that your property is fire ready;
  • If a fire starts, take immediate action;
  • Leaving bushfire risk areas early in the day is your safest option.

For more information about warnings and restrictions and how to plan and prepare, while at home or travelling, please visit Welcome to CFA | CFA (Country Fire Authority) and to keep updated on weather warnings, please visit Victoria Weather and Warnings (bom.gov.au).

Also, a friendly reminder that Timboon and District Healthcare Service is NOT a Bushfire Place of Last Resort. A ‘Bushfire Place of Last Resort’ also known as a ‘Neighbourhood Safer Place’ (NSP) is a place of last resort when all other bushfire plans have failed. Your safety or survival at one of these locations is not guaranteed. Bushfire Places of Last Resort in our Shire are:

Township Location Address
Skipton Skipton Recreation Reserve Osborne St, Skipton
Derrinallum Part of Derrinallum Recreation Reserve Hamilton Hwy, Derrinallum
Lismore Part of Lismore Recreation Reserve Seymour St near Heriot St, Lismore
Timboon Timboon and District Hall 53 Bailey St, Timboon
Port Campbell Port Campbell Foreshore Cairns St, Port Campbell
Camperdown Manifold St Avenue Manifold St Avenue from Bath St to Cressy St, Camperdown
Noorat Noorat Recreation Reserve McKinnons Bridge Rd, Noorat
Cobden Town Centre Curdie Street, Cobden
Terang Terang Recreation Reserve 25 Strong Street, Terang


Extreme Heat

As well as to plan and prepare for fire, it is also important you are aware that extreme heat can put your health at risk, so make sure you know how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

Please find below some tips to assist in surviving the heat and for more information, please visit Extreme heat – Better Health Channel



TDHS services

The Extreme Fire Danger Rating could mean that TDHS might have to alter some of its services to ensure our staff and consumers are safe. Please be ensured that you will be contacted by a TDHS staff member, if your service will be affected on the day, but if you have any queries or concerns regarding your service at TDHS, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly Reception Team on 5558 6000.


Please Take Care and Stay Safe!





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